You're Invited to HAF's Annual Michigan Awareness and Fundraising Event

Join the Hindu American Foundation for its annual Michigan Awarenss and Fundraising Event.  Learn more about HAF and advocacy, meet the team, and see how you help build a professional and credible Hindu American voice!
 
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2011
Time: Noon - 2:00pm
Location: Priya Restaurant, 36600 Grand River Ave, Farmington Hills, MI 48335
RSVP: office@hafsite.org or 202-223-8222
 
Guest Speaker
  • Rajiv Srinivasan, of Roanoke, Virginia, is a Captain in the U.S. Army. He deployed as a Stryker platoon leader in Attack Company, 2-1 Infantry in the Taliban hotbed of Zhari, Kandahar from 2009-2010. There, Rajiv and his platoon were tasked with building a combat outpost with the Afghan National Army and being the first American maneuver force to conduct combat patrols in Zhari District. He was awarded a Bronze Star and the Combat Action Badge for leadership under fire. Rajiv is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and PBS's Regarding War series commenting on military and veteran affairs. He is a 2008 Graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where he graduated in the top 5% of his class majoring in Comparative Politics & Arabic. He is currently a Ph.D candidate at Kings College London specializing in Counterinsurgency. His essay, "My Battle Within: The Identity Crisis Of A Hindu Soldier In The US Army," was a winner in HAF's 2009 NextGen Essay Contest.
HAF Speakers
  • Padma Kuppa, an IT professional in the automotive industry based in Michigan, holds a Bachelors degree from REC Warangal. As an Executive Coucil member of HAF, she focuses on interreligious cooperation and is a community activist. In addition to her work with HAF, she is also the Outreach Co-Chair for the Bharatiya Temple of Metropolitan Detroit, co-founder of Troy Interfaith Group, Board member of Women’s Interfaith Solutions for Dialogue and Outreach in metro-Detroit, and a columnist for Patheos.com.
  • Mihir Meghani, M.D., an Emergency Physician, is a co-founder of HAF. Dr. Meghani focuses on capacity building, strategic relationship development, and fundraising at the Foundation. A relative of Mahatma Gandhi, he continued Gandhi’s tradition of service by providing medical care in India after the 2001 earthquake, in NY after 9/11, and in Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami with The Permanente Medical Group. A member of the US Department of Homeland Security's Disaster Medical Assistance Team and former member of the East Bay Regional Parks Advisory Committee, Dr. Meghani has received numerous awards for his community service.
All are welcome to join!  Attendance is free!